A young, red-bearded ethnic Chechen has rapidly become one of the most prominent commanders in the breakaway al-Qaida group that has overrun swaths of Iraq and Syria, illustrating the international nature of the movement.
U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
Business owners who don't want to pay for their employees' birth control are ending that coverage after the Supreme Court said they could choose on grounds of religious belief not to comply with part of the health care law.
Firearms and drug-trafficking convictions for two Oklahoma residents were overturned Wednesday thanks to a skeleton saint known as La Santa Muerte.
Gilberto Ramos wanted to leave his chilly mountain village for the United States to earn money to treat his mother's epilepsy.
The Obama administration is condemning the killing of a Palestinian teenager as a "despicable act" and is calling on the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority Board is searching for a new leader after John Hardy retired as director Monday.
The board members of the Columbus Municipal School District emerged from a five-and-a-half-hour executive session Wednesday without making a decision on who to hire as the district's schools superintendent.
For some residents of Columbus, a question about Independence Day prompts a question of their own: Which one?
Main Street in Columbus has a new tenant. The law firm of Crowell Gillis & Cooper is now located at 322 Main St.
A Columbus man has been arrested and charged with robbing two Columbus hotels.
Independence Day is awesome. It's summertime, there are BBQ's to attend, friends to catch up with, good food and drink and, of course, fireworks.
No injuries were reported after a blaze destroyed a house in downtown Artesia on Wednesday morning.
A battle is brewing over how Starkville should use almost $500,000 in over-collected school district taxes after Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins opined that the city should take legal avenues to keep the money for itself during Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting.
The Starkville Police Department issued an arrest warrant for a local resident allegedly connected to a June 27 voyeurism incident.
Starkville officers are searching for the last of three alleged payroll check scammers after two men were arrested Tuesday.
1. Convictions for police officer defendants rare COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. New Columbus Arts Council director looks for more long-term donations COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Fireworks on the Water set for July 1 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Phelps retiring from OCEMA, constable positions STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. The Book of Joe: LINK CEO Higgins enlists ghostwriter to work on book project COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY